Obama: 'Lipstick on a pig'

@piasabird (1737)
United States
September 9, 2008 6:49pm CST
[b]Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA: Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig." "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink." "We've had enough of the same old thing." The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: "lipstick."[/b] http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_Lipstick_on_a_pig.html So, what do you think? Was Obama referring to Gov. Palin when he said the word pig?
4 responses
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Sep 08
I wouldn't read too much in to this. Just an old saying. I have heard it used since I can remember.I seriously doubt it was a direct stab to Palin. Just saying you can dress up the policies, but they're still the same policies. It was a Policy attack, not a perosnl attack.
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• United States
10 Sep 08
I think it was personal, the old saying is about taking a pig out of mud. If he would have said it the correct way it would be fine but he added the lipstick as an attack on her. It's pretty bad if a politician has to call someone a pig if you ask me.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Sep 08
um, no, I have been hearing lipstick on a pig since I was a kid, the first time I ever heard it was from my elementary school lunch lady. Same woman I heard use the phrase making a silk purse from a sow's ear. Sorry, people are just nit picking on these kinds of thing way to much.
• United States
10 Sep 08
Lol, I think someone is getting frustrated. It sure sounds to me like he's referring to her. That was really low. I saw on the news today that he isn't speaking as well as he usually does. Awww poor guy.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
10 Sep 08
Yeah, I think the "hockey mom" is getting to him! lol Let's hope it continues.
• United States
10 Sep 08
I think it will especially if she keeps drawing the crowds. I heard on the news today that he called her or McCain a "liar". Which they said it the worst thing you can do in politics. What happened to all his arrogance?
@irishidid (8563)
• United States
9 Sep 08
As it has been noted by some, Obama needs to spend less time worrying about Sarah Palin and more time proving he has the experience and skills to run this country. Now, as to this article I would check it out here to see that it is even true. Facts should be our goal not rumors or statements coming from liberal or conservative sources. http://www.factcheck.org/
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
10 Sep 08
It's hot off the presses. I doubt it's on factcheck yet.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
12 Sep 08
John Mccain said the same thing about Hillary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efwTF9W10M4
• United States
10 Sep 08
I don't know how you are reading it, but I read it like this: "Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra." Then, wouldn't he be referring to their new "change" mantra? Seems simple to me. But then, I am just reading it like anyone would. I didn't already have my mind made up about it.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
10 Sep 08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg This is suppose to be the video. That was fast. I gyess maybe he wasn't talking about Palin, but I'm not sure. She know she asked how do you tell a hockey mom from a pit bull ....... lipstick. I've been hearing her referred to a pit bull with lipstick and then Obama says this.